User:Anachronist

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Hi, I'm Axl Matulić, A.K.A. Anachronist. My old username User:Amatulic redirects here. My Wiktionary account Wiktionary:User:Anachronist offers an explanation of the username.

Background

I'm a scientist who has worked as an engineer for approximately 25 years, mostly in the field of stealth technology, and in the most recent decade as a program manager in a Silicon Valley tech companies.

I enjoy anime, role-playing games, educational topics, and especially travel. I'm American, but my mother is German, my father is Croatian, my spouse is Singaporean. I have traveled all over Europe and Eastern Europe, also Canada and Mexico, as well as Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Southeast Asia (particularly Singapore as well as Malaysia and Thailand). I must say Croatia is one of the more beautiful countries I have ever seen, and Stockholm and Dubrovnik are the most beautiful cities I have visited. Unfortunately I have never set foot south of the equator (Singapore is the closest I've come), and hope to do that someday.

I also enjoy good wine. Read my profile on the Wikipedia wine project.

Projects

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Scale of justice gold.jpgThis user values third opinions and occasionally provides one.


Articles I started

DYKs

Articles I wrote that appeared on the "Did you know" section of the Wikipedia home page:

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Updated DYK query On December 20, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Steviol glycoside, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.
Updated DYK query.svgOn 23 April 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Nobel Prize effect, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that according to Richard Hamming, Nobel Prize winners often discover they can no longer work on small problems? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Nobel Prize effect. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Nobel Prize effect), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 23 April 2018 (UTC)


Updated DYK query.svgOn 4 August 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Solid (web decentralization project), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee created the Solid Project to reclaim the Web from corporations and return control of data to users? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Solid (web decentralization project)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

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Third opinions

I enjoy offering third opinions in disputes between two editors who have reached an impasse. There's something satisfying about coming to an article I have no opinion about, studying the edit history and talk page discussion, and offering a neutral disinterested viewpoint in an attempt to resolve the dispute. I think the Wikipedia:Third opinion page is a great vehicle for dispute resolution, and more people should use it and participate. My third opinions:

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Post-2010

Since becoming an admin in 2010, I noticed the dynamic of a third opinion discussion seems a bit different if you're an admin giving one, and I don't like to seem like I'm any more authoritative than anyone else due to that status, so I stopped participating. Once in a while I'll jump in, though.

Miscellaneous accolades

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Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
I salute you for doing the best you can :) Mrpotatohead 2 (talk) 21:35, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
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Keep up the good work and keep smiling Mrpotatohead 2 (talk) 21:35, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
The Third Opinion Award The Third Opinion Award
For diligent and faithful service to the Wikipedia community through your work at WP:3O. — TRANSPORTERMAN (TALK) 17:57, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
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For contributing to the end of the edit warring on the Muhammad (PBUH) article. Thank you! Xact (talk) 15:11, 22 April 2011 (UTC)
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I saw your post on another talk page for a blocked user and was happy to see that person took your advice The.thanker (talk) 01:49, 6 August 2011 (UTC)
Choco chip cookie.png Hello Amatulic! I hope you enjoy this cookie as an amicable greeting from a fellow Wikipedian, SwisterTwister talk 03:44, 9 September 2011 (UTC)
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Thank you Martinkv (talk) 11:22, 28 December 2011 (UTC)
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For helping to prevent edit wars Misconceptions2 (talk) 13:12, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
Thanks for your contributions! SwisterTwister talk 23:03, 18 May 2012 (UTC)
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thanks Kikililly01 (talk) 19:14, 25 January 2013 (UTC)